Shippea Hill railway station stops along the Breckland Line between Norwich and Cambridge and serves almost no one. Between 2015 and 2016, it is one of the least used stations in the UK with just 12 people using the station throughout the whole year. There have been several attempts to boost passenger numbers at the station, most notable when one of the finalists from the TV series The Great British Bake Off managed to attract a dozen-strong crowd and 2017 when documentary makers travelled through on their way to every station in the country. It’ll therefore come as no surprise that it’s an unstaffed station with no facilities for purchasing tickets, so they must either be bought prior to travel or on board with the train conductor. It’s gone through several name changes since it opened in the mid-19th century including Mildenhall Road, Burnt Fen and then the present name Shippea Hill. The two-platform station managed by Greater Anglia has just one train a day direct to Norwich in 1 hour 3 minutes.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons for so few passengers is the remoteness of the station which is miles away from the nearest village and town. When you step off on the platform, you’ll be surrounded by flat farmland crisscrossed with little waterways where you can go walking.
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|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
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|Customer Service notes|
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Greater Anglia|
|Car parking spaces||6|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes|
No cycle parking
|Step-free access||Whole station|
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|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
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